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Vroman's Live – Susan H. Kamei, in conversation with Teresa Watanabe, discusses When Can We Go Back to America?


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Image of green banner with Susan H. Kamei, in conversation with Teresa Watanabe, discusses When Can We Go Back to America? Voices of Japanese American Incarceration During WWII on Tuesday September 7th, 6:00pm PST

This is a virtual event and will take place on Crowdcast. Register for FREE ahead of time to save your spot and get an email reminder! Scroll down to purchase your copy of the book from Vroman's.

EVENT LINK:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/an51m2pv


In this dramatic and page-turning narrative history of Japanese Americans before, during, and after their World War II incarceration, Susan H. Kamei weaves the voices of over 130 individuals who lived through this tragic episode, most of them as young adults.

It's difficult to believe it happened here, in the Land of the Free: After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States government forcibly removed more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry from the Pacific Coast and imprisoned them in desolate detention camps until the end of World War II just because of their race.

In what Secretary Norman Y. Mineta describes as a "landmark book," he and others who lived through this harrowing experience tell the story of their incarceration and the long-term impact of this dark period in American history. For the first time, why and how these tragic events took place are interwoven with more than 130 individual voices of those who were unconstitutionally incarcerated, many of them children and young adults.

Now more than ever, their words will resonate with readers who are confronting questions about racial identity, immigration, and citizenship, and what it means to be an American. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)



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Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 6:00pm
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When Can We Go Back to America?: Voices of Japanese American Incarceration during WWII Cover Image
By Susan H. Kamei, Norman Y. Mineta (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781481401449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021
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